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Mott, North Dakota
Location of Mott, North Dakota
Location of Mott, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Hettinger
Area
 • Total 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Land 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,382 ft (726 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 721
 • Estimate 
(2019)
724
 • Density 787.81/sq mi (304.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
58646
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-54620
GNIS feature ID 1030299

Mott is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Hettinger County. The population was 721 at the 2010 census.

History

Mott was founded in 1904 when territory was opened to settlers. There are conflicting stories of how the city was named. Some say the city was named for Lillian Mott, the secretary of the town promoter, while others believe the city was named for C. W. Mott, a railroad employee. A post office has been in operation at Mott since 1904.

Geography

Mott is located at 46°22′25″N 102°19′30″W / 46.37361°N 102.32500°W / 46.37361; -102.32500 (46.373506, -102.324916).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all of it land.

Climate

Climate data for Mott, North Dakota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19.4)
71
(21.7)
80
(26.7)
95
(35)
96
(35.6)
106
(41.1)
110
(43.3)
108
(42.2)
105
(40.6)
95
(35)
84
(28.9)
67
(19.4)
110
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 27
(-2.8)
32
(0)
42
(5.6)
57
(13.9)
67
(19.4)
77
(25)
85
(29.4)
85
(29.4)
73
(22.8)
59
(15)
42
(5.6)
29
(-1.7)
56.3
(13.47)
Average low °F (°C) 4
(-15.6)
8
(-13.3)
18
(-7.8)
28
(-2.2)
40
(4.4)
50
(10)
55
(12.8)
53
(11.7)
41
(5)
29
(-1.7)
18
(-7.8)
6
(-14.4)
29.2
(-1.57)
Record low °F (°C) −42
(-41.1)
−44
(-42.2)
−33
(-36.1)
−13
(-25)
4
(-15.6)
29
(-1.7)
36
(2.2)
31
(-0.6)
12
(-11.1)
−8
(-22.2)
−25
(-31.7)
−39
(-39.4)
-44
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.42
(10.7)
0.77
(19.6)
0.91
(23.1)
1.7
(43)
2.53
(64.3)
2.85
(72.4)
2.19
(55.6)
1.52
(38.6)
1.32
(33.5)
1.28
(32.5)
0.60
(15.2)
0.50
(12.7)
16.59
(421.4)
Source: The Weather Channel

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 723
1930 1,036 43.3%
1940 1,220 17.8%
1950 1,583 29.8%
1960 1,463 −7.6%
1970 1,368 −6.5%
1980 1,315 −3.9%
1990 1,019 −22.5%
2000 808 −20.7%
2010 721 −10.8%
2019 (est.) 724 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 721 people, 315 households, and 191 families residing in the city. The population density was 801.1 inhabitants per square mile (309.3/km2). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 461.1 per square mile (178.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.4% Native American, and 1.7% from two or more races.

There were 315 households, of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 52.9 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 34% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

Education

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Mott Rainbow Arch Bridge

Mott shares the Mott/Regent School District, a unified school district with nearby Regent. Grades K-12 are located in Mott. Prior to unification the Mott School District's mascot was the Cardinals.

Notable people

  • James Bannon, Wisconsin state legislator and politician, moved to a farm in Mott in 1905.
  • Eric Hardmeyer, president and CEO of the Bank of North Dakota
  • James Kerzman, North Dakota state legislator, farmer, and rancher
  • Larry Woiwode, author and poet laureate of North Dakota
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